Innovation Controller - 6mth FTC p/t 3 days/week

£65k + car allowance pro-rata
06 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Experience Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Position:          Innovation Controller – 6mth FTC p/t 3 days/week
Package:          up to £65k + car allowance pro-rata
Location:         Hertfordshire
Job ref:           TL884870

This is a 6 month fixed term contract on a part time basis, 3 days/week.  We are looking for an experienced Innovation Controller to lead the innovation strategy and plan development across a category of food brands – sizeable NPD initiatives worth 10%-20% of total category turnover.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Work with category and insight teams to develop category innovation strategy and from this the innovation platforms.
  • Understand and implement leading technologies available globally and implement where appropriate.
  • Develop a funnel of qualified activities and pipeline of initiatives in-year and for next 2 years.
  • Work with multi-functional teams to deliver projects through to start of ship.

Minimum Requirements 

  • Senior level innovation experience, encompassing all levels from strategic pipeline development to in market delivery.
  • A proven track record of bringing innovation to action which build sales, define strategy and shape organisations.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and desire to continuously look for new ideas and ways of working as well as embedding them into a team.
  • High knowledge of latest methodologies and ability to define and deliver best practice.
  • Commercial orientation.
  • Must be available to start immediately.

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